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and the other does not. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> well done john, as always. >>> remember join the abc news >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at -- this is "good morning . morning: washington." >> we know what change looks like. >> your vote and work here in new hampshire will help me become the next president of the united states. >> today is the day. president obama and mitt romney have spent months on the road. and countless television ads. today voters decide which men will lead this country for the next four year. good morning washington. it is tuesday, november 6. >> could morning to you. we will get right over to our meteorologist. >> the call this morning of the season so far. a freeze warning in effect -- the coldest morning of the season so far. if these warning in effect. until 9:00 this morning. look at those temperatures. 27 in frederick in gaithersburg and dulles. reagan national still above the freezing mark at 35. 25 and the martinsburg. -- 25 in martinsburg. 45 by noon. no big weather problems to prevent you from getting out and voting. w
and the election. -- where. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's friday, november 2. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's get to a meteorologist jacqui jeras with our forecast. >> good morning. a chilly start. that willll be the rule the next couple days. 43 degrees is where we are starting out at reagan national with pretty light wind, so we are not dealing with multiple wind chills. cold temperatures 32 in oakwood, virginia, 32 in stafford 33 in mchenry maryland, and 35 in chantilly -- 32 in elkwood. there could be a sprinkle or snow flurry later this morning. otherwise dry. high temperature of about 10 degrees below average. we should reach about 55 by 5:00. let's check on traffic with steve hershorn. >> not bad for this friday morning. here we are at the dulles interchange, 28. route 28 is a little east of dulles airport, looking pretty good. 270 at 109, no problems. looks good through frederick county and madera county and down to the lane divide, and looking goo
elsewhere. report of another crash southbound on the baltimore- washington parkway approaching 410. volume increasing as you work northbound continuing out towards 395. no accidents to report continuing out to the american legion bridge. on the bridge, that is where they're checking for accident activity. keep your eyes peeled for that as you continue on the inner loop working your way from tyson's and continuing up towards the american legion bridge and out towards 270. check for the the crash here. we have reports of delays on the metro blue orange line. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. >> it has been a tight race for weeks and one day before the presidential election, numbers are still showing strong support for both candidates. a new "washington post" abc news poll shows president obama with 49% to republican nominee mitt romney's 48%. now, other polls reveal similar signs that this election day will be one to watch from start to finish. >> and was as we all know, it will be another hectic day for both presidential candidates. >> president obama and republican nom
to the numbers and i'll start with the cold temperatures not just here in washington but up and down the eastern seaboard. check out new york, 34 degrees, boston 34 and 20s out to the west. pittsburgh, 28 degrees this morning. binghamton, 27. plenty of cold air, big chunk of cold air across the mid- atlantic and new england. that helped with the winter weather we are seeing across the northeast. there it is, wrapping up east of new york out towards the cape and the islands out there. you can see on the back side of it, we are getting the cloud cover and a few leftover sprinkles locally. there might be a sprinkle or flurry here early. the trend will be to clear things out. we'll remain cool today. the highs only in the low 50s. there will be a bit of a breeze that will make things feel nice and chilly out there. we are headed in the right direction with sunshine. 53 your daytime high in washington. 50 at quantico. mid- to upper 40s off to the north and west. 48 at dulles. warmer than yesterday but not where we want to be. >> i know. not where a lot of people would like it to be. >> thank you. >>>
, all of washington must now work together to build a stronger and a better nation. >> but this morning, there is panic on wall street. right now, the dow is down more than 250 points. after president obama's re-election and new concerns about the global economy. good morning, and thanks for being with us. i'm marla taez. >> i'm john kelly. good morning, everybody. at one point, 303 points lost on the dow. the marks this morning weighted down with post election worries. let's check in with business and tech reporter scott mcgruen. you say this is not wall street expressing disappointment over four more years of obama. >> not obama, the man. the broader markets did rise significantly in the four years since president obama took office. the worry here is the fiscal cliff. a little more than 55 days from now, automatic and draconian cuts will combine with big tax increases unless washington works together to stop it. and wall street justifiably worried this morning the two sides, the democratic president and senate, and a republican house, will not be able to come to agreement. that's why
to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin in washington. there is a new sense of urgency to avert a looming fiscal crisis. it's the so-called fiscal cliff a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to kick in next year. both democrats and republicans are talking compromise but we have heard this all before. and in the just released report from the nonpartisan congressional budget office predicts dire consequences unless it's resolved. tokyo's nikkei and hong kong hang seng were down 1% and wall street investors are selling. the dow jones industrials were down 434 points the last two days. today president obama in his first post-election comment will address the nation's fiscal problems. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on all of this. >> reporter: good morning. you know, not everyone believes that the consequences of going over this fiscal cliff are going to be so severe. people are talking about a global financial crisis, another u.s. credit downgrade. those who do say there absolutely has to be a compromise. shortly after the confetti fell on election night both sides
a little bit of a shower there to the south and east of washington down east of waldorf and across the bay. it will be breezy and quite cool with highs topping out the low 50s. still on the cool side for early november here. all right. currently, we are in the upper 30s and low 40s. i'll have more in just a minute. back to you. >> thank you. >>> more bad news and bad weather for people in new york and new jersey still dealing with superstorm sandy. >> a nor'easter hitting the area hard again with snow, rain and high linds of david lee miller has the latest from long beach, new york this morning ro. are by mid afternoon, the wind had picked up -- and high winds. >> david lee miller has the latest from long beach, new york this morning. >> reporter: by mid afternoon, the win had picked up. the storm moving its way up the atlantic coast is expected to bring rain and wet snow to new jersey and new york. more than half a million people are still without power following last week's storm. now, there is fear that number will rise. new york mayor michael bloomberg warned those without power to be
>>> good morning, everyone. taking a live look over washington national airport. 32degrees is something like what that says or 43. too early in the morning. >> welcome to fox 5 morning news. time now to talk about our weather. tucker, 42, 43, we can't see it. >> around 40 degrees. it will be a very chilly morning. kids will want a jacket. much like the weekend, our high temperatures later today will only top out around 50. a cool weather pattern continues. satellite-radar, cloud cover moving through the area. mostly cloudy skies reported at reagan national at the moment. by midday, we'll start to get breaks and a partly to mostly sunny afternoon. as i just mentioned, temperatures will remain on the cool side for just a couple of days. lots more coming up including a look at your election day weather and this nor'easter we've been talking about the last couple of days when that arrives as well. >> thank you. >>> the final push is on. both presidential candidates are dedicating their last full day of campaigning to the battle ground state. president obama is making stops in w
for sunday. let's take a live look outside now. looks like the washington national cathedral. actually seeing sunshine this morning. that is good news for a lot of people, certainly after a blustery saturday. gwen talbart is tracking things in the weather center. good morning. >> good morning. we're starting off nicely this morning. you're right. we're going to see a mixture of sun and clouds. and it will be cool. that has been pretty much the story of the week. let's take a look at what is going on. here's your fox 5 accu weather seattle radar composite, skies with a few clouds. ridge of high pressure building in will be in control. we'll see a good amount of sunshine today. so it's not all bad. here's a look at the highs yesterday. some 13 to 14 degrees cooler than the seasonal average. 50 at reagan international airport. 48 at dulles. cool days in chilly nights. it's currently 42 in d.c. 39 baltimore. 45 in fredericksburg. manassas at 34. and dulles at 37 degrees. we have a freeze watch that will kick in late tonight through monday. so make sure you protect sensitive vegetation. talking 52
don't understand his brain, so you should ask him. okay? >> ouch. athena jones live from washington. same old same old. where do we go from here? >> that's the big question. the nice talk after the election is pretty much gone away. you mentioned one of the big sticking points, that's taxes. republicans and democrats can't agree on how to raise the tax revenue? end the bush tax cuts for the wealthy, close the loopholes, raise the capital gains taxes or all of the above. right now, they can't agree on how much money should be raised on the revenue side. let's listen to more from harry reid about the democrats stance on this. >> we are ready to protect middle class families by freezing the tax rates for the first $250,000 and letting the rates go to the same level they were during the clinton administration. the republicans know where we stand. we have said it so many times, the president said the same thing. >> you know, reid is right. republicans know where the democrats stand. republicans feel that there's been way too much focus on this whole tax issue and not nearly enough of an
, connecticut and washington, d.c. >>> 7:05. president obama is back in washington, d.c. this morning. still facing the challenges of a divided congress. the president and his family returned to the white house overnight. before returning to washington, the president called congressional leaders and urged them to work together in a spirit of bipartisanship to cut through the gridlock. coming up at 7:15, the chances the president and congress will be able to keep the country from going off a fiscal cliff at the end of the year. >>> we're just three hours away from the grand opening of the paragam outlets in livermore and shoppers are expected to turn out in big numbers. claudine wong is live there with the impact this is expected to have on the economy. >> reporter: good morning. 130 stores. a lot of people looking for bargains. you have a big boost to the community. i want you to take a look down here. you can see a lot of folks down there, just starting to show up. they are getting the stores ready. these are all folks who want to make sure that everyone is exactly right when people show up
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'donnell is in washington. so is former cia director david petraeus, meeting with members of congress this morning. >> he has agreed to answer questions about the attacks that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya and margaret brennan is at the u.s. capitol where closed door hearings are happening at an undisclosed underground location. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: david petraeus told intelligence committee members that the cia knew the assault on the u.s. mission in benghazi was a terrorist attack within the first 24 hours. he says the cia shared that information with the white house, the state department and other agencies. intell committee member congressman peter king told reporters following the hearing that this is a different story than what petraeus told the same committee just two days after the attack when it was described as a result of mob violence. >> general petraeus' testimony today was that from the start he had told us that this was a terrorist attack, that there were terrorists involved it was thought. i told him i had a very different recollection of that. the clearer official st
people here in washington are calling the fiscal cliff. today, we have new proof that people across the country not only are aware of what's going on, they're very, very worried. our new poll shows 68% say the country will face either a crisis or major problems if the cuts in taxes aren't avoided. and a whopping 77% say their personal financial situation will be affected by a failure to solve the fiscal cliff problem. despite this nationwide sense of urgency, there's only a little talk of compromise right now as lawmakers return to washington. our congressional correspondent, kate bolduan, has been working her sources on capitol hill and what's going on. stakes are enormous right now. what's going on? >> they were away for a week. staff was supposed to be working. but lawmakers are arriving back in town with no real whisper of an imminent breakthrough at the moment to avoid this looming series of tax increases and spending cuts that could very well damage the economy. but the air of compromise among some notable republicans is definitely grabbing attention. the republicans' comments
the forecast high in washington. 69 at quantico. how about a 70 in fredericksrg and one more mild afternoon. warm conditions expected around here for our holiday. >> all right. it will be a good time to head down to the mall if you can. >> time to check in with julie wright. it is a holiday. but julie, you still got to work w. >> i came in to enjoy your company. and somebody told me tucker was buying breakfast. >> you know. >> don't hold your breath. >> lucky month me, i brought my open oatmeal. kenilworth avenue at eastern, nice, easy start to our day. light and easy continuing across the anacostia bridges. quiet is your trip toward the wilson bridge. you will find reversible roads carrying two-with a travel. southbound along 270, a nice, easy drive for those continuing out of hyattstown. no issues reported continuing out to the lane divide. 395 behaving nicely on both the express lanes and main line. hov rules lifted in virginia on 95, 395 as well as on 66. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. raffic. >>> our big story, three days after e-cia director david petraeus resigned follo
. >>> a commuter alert about major work on one of our worst brimin the area. the bridge carrying washington boulevard has been rated poor in the past so now work is getting going to improve the inter change. that means this weekend columbia pike will be closed between south quinn street and south orem. if you need to be in that area find an alternative way to get around. in bethesda part of rockville pike will be closed between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. tomorrow. one northbound and one southbound lane will close around cedar lane. then starting at 9:00 a.m. one southbound lane will be closed between straesmore avenue and cedar cross lane. >>> it wouldn't be a weekend without some work on metro. buses will replace trains on the blue and orange lines while the rosslyn and arlington cemetery stations are closed. trains will single track on the red line between twinbrook and grovener. >>> the latest jobs report today shows more businesses are hiring but the unemployment rate is up. what does it mean for the presidential campaign? that's tonight on the cbs evening news. >>> for the first time sinc
. the president returned to washington today to begin the hard work of repairing frayed relationships with the other side, after a bruising often petty campaign. it was well after midnight when the president, vice president and their families hugged and waved to supporters from the stage at mccormick place, after president obama declared victory. >> tonight more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. >> this is a cbs news special report. >> reporter: in the end the popular vote was close, reflecting a deeply divided nation. >> the president has about 1 million more votes. >> reporter: but the president won an outsized victory in the electoral college by nearly running the table in the nine battleground states. >> the state of iowa, cbs news projects will go to president obama. barack obama will be the winner in virginia. cbs news is projecting that president obama has won the state of ohio. >> reporter: a horse but cleaar clearly happy president obama congratulated. >> i look forward to sitting d
the federal government, the washington area will certainly feel the pain. president obama will emerge today for his first remarks since election night, and he will no doubt talk about congress and the looming fiscal cliff. when taxes go up, government spending goes down at the end of the year. the president's former chief economic advisor paints a grim picture. >> the election is over. if you go off the fiscal cliff, the economy goes into recession the beginning of 2013. this is not a small matter. i think we have to address it. >> reporter: it will come down to these two men. the president expected to draw a line in the sand insisting on a massive tax hike for wealthy americans and republican house speaker john boehner now open to raising taxes in other ways. but he told abc news that tax rates should remain where they are. >> on the table, but through reforming our tax code. and i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem, and trying to secure our entitlement program. >> reporter: most economists agree that reforming entitlement programs like medicare,
, a short time ago vice president biden went to a local costco here in washington, d.c., proclaimed himself optimistic they would get a deal. the fact of the matter yesterday, erskine bowles, a key player as well, saying he is slightly pessimistic. he says there is 2/3 chance they will go off the fiscal cliff. that is not what the markets want to hear, jon. jon: not at all. ed henry at the white house. if jay carney relents and let you into the meeting give us a shot. we'll be on air. >> reporter: i will give you a copy of the menu. jon: please do, thanks. jenna: we'll forget about politicians just for a moment. i promise we'll return there surely over the next couple hours. let's talk about some renewed private sector pushing to really slash the federal budget. a group called citizens against government waste is calling for nearly $2 trillion in cuts the next five years. doug mckelway is live with the story. doug, how realistic is that goal? >> reporter: how realistic is the goal? not realistic at all. let's be honest about this. at least it is a benchmark we can strive for. citizens again
from washington. brianna, where does the obama administration stand right now with all of this? >> reporter: well, right now we are hearing from the white house who says this won't affect the president's attention to the fiscal cliff situation. that said, we do know that he has had to spend time on this. a limited amount of time in the words of white house press secretary jay carney, but we also know that a lot of staff hours have had to go to dealing with this situation with generals petraeus and allen. yesterday this was the first press conference that we had a chance to ask jay carney about this situation. and he said that the president thinks very highly of general allen, of his service to his country, of the job he's done in afghanistan. and one reporter asked if he, if the president has the full faith, or if general allen, i should say, has the full faith of president obama. and here's what carney said. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he's doing and has done an excellent job at isap. and i would rephrase the pentagon for the process underway with regards to gen
is live from washington this morning. very nice to see you, mark. so the house is back in session today, and so far there are no talks scheduled between top republicans and the president, we understand. >> no, that's true, zoraida. in fact we haven't seen the congressional leadership and president obama meet since november 16th. now there were staff discussions over the thanksgiving holiday. they don't seem to be as productive as some people had hoped, as you said, we are now 35 days until the fiscal cliff. what we do know, though, is that president obama did reach out to house speaker john boehner. he is the republican, the senate majority leader harry reid the democrat over the weekend, perhaps to try to jump-start the talks. as of now, as the house of representatives comes back today, as the senate came back yesterday, we're still very much in limbo on the fiscal cliff. >> here's something else we know. some major republicans have come out and they say that they don't feel bound by the americans for tax reform pledge. most recently we saw house majority leader eric cantor. do you bel
the award. he is the first rookie of the year here in washington in 53 years. angel else outfielder mike trout a almost rookie of the year. manager of the year award will be announced this year and davey johnson in the running. maybe we'll have another one. n >>> we still have plenty ahead. fox 5 morning news continues right now. t now. >>> happy tuesday. live look outside right now. november13th, 2012. some rain, a tad bit chilly outside. things are changing but then again, it is wintertime and it is november. you kind of expect that. >> we're getting this. getting toward that time. good morning. you'll sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. here is tucker barnes to talk about our changing weather. >> it got a lot cooler out, didn't it? feels like fall now. it felt like september yesterday and much cooler air has moved in overnight. the rain has moved in. -- it felt like september yesterday and much cooler air has moved in overnight. are pretty much looking at our high temperatures right now. we'll start with the radar and cold front coming through and there are your rain showers. and the
in washington this hour. his long day started with the early-morning victory speech. soon he needs to get back to work with congress to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. keith russell is tracking the president's travel today. keith? >> hey, wendy. president obama and the first family are running a little bit behind schedule. they were supposed to be landing back our way in the next few minutes. but after a late-night celebrating of reelection victory, they just boarded air force one in chicago. 2 million votes separated the president from mitt romney last night. president obama acknowledged there's a lot of hard work ahead. if there's no spending compromise by december 31st, taxes will go up for every american new year's today. he called the top lawmakers from both parties. harry reid said, he's not kicking the can down the road. and says, any solution should include higher taxes on the richest of the rich. at his victory rally this morning, the president told supporters the best is yet to come. >> i believe we can seize this future together. because we are not as divided as our politics sugge
leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> everyone in the tease area waking up to election day t -- to election day t will be a cold start. the polls don't open here in our area for about another 45 minutes but election did i is already well under way in new hampshire. while you were sleeping, residents in two tiny villages in new hampshire took part in the traditional midnight vote casting the first election day votes in the nation. that tradition started in the 1960 election. >> i didn't know that. >> apparently, the first votes were split evenly. five for each. >> i didn't realize it was that tiny. >> cold in new hampshire. it will be a chilly afternoon. waiting in line, want a jacket and coat. be ready to wintertime cold this morning. it is not just fall-like. we are below freezing here in much of the area. here are your temperatures. 35 in washington. other than annapolis, t
both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> the northeast still recovering from superstorm sandy. schools are reopening, mass transit is slowly getting back on track. mother nature may throw a curve ball in the region in the form of another storm. fox's david lee miller has the latest from brooklyn. >> reporter: parts of the northeast are trying to return back to normal a week after superstorm sandy struck the region. thousands are returning to school and much of the mass transit system is back on line across the areas. the trains connecting new york to new jersey are still down creating a lob jam of traffic to the early morning commute. in some was folking waiting in line for gas. >> i can take my lunch and go find gas? she said no problem. >> reporter: it's en route to service stations across the region. people are finding long lines to get the
's the latest abc news/washington post tracking poll, shows president obama and mitt romney deadlocked at 48%. among likely voters. for mitt romney, it's a final chance to appeal to his base especially in ohio. david muir is with the romney team in cleveland. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. hard to believe 48 hours until election day. the battleground blitz continues for both campaigns. overnight mitt romney in front of an enormous crowd in colorado. and his wife ann romney. overnight in a crowd of front of 17,000, mitt romney in colorado. in an all-out sprint to the finish. >> thank you so very much, colorado. >> reporter: in the last 48 hours, both campaigns crisscrossing the country. romney's closing argument makes the case that he's the -- >> reach across the street to the neighbor that has the other sign in his front yard. [ laughter ] >> and i'm going to reach across the aisle in washington, d.c., to the politicians who are working for the other candidate. >> reporter: on the campaign plane, ann romney making a trip to the back of the plane. talking about the am
of power in washington looks -- the same. [laughter] the white house and the senate will still be in democratic hands come january, the house still firmly controlled by the republicans. on the heels of a hard-fought contest, president obama appeared ready to reach across the aisle. at one point sending out a message that read, we're all in this together. that's how we campaigned, and that's who we are. thank you. and last night in his victory speech, a similar tone. >> i believe we can seize this future together! [cheers and applause] because we are not as divided as our politics suggest. we're not as cynical as the pundits believe. we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america! [cheers and applause] and together, with your help and god's grace, we will continue our journey forward. [cheers and applause] and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. thank you, america! god bless you! [cheers and applause] god
it support same sex initiatives in several states. that includes maine, minnesota and washington state as well as maryland. >>> early voting centers will be open again today in maryland. prince george's county executive rushern baker and other local leaders stopped by one voting location in landover, maryland wednesday. the wayne curry sports and learning center is one of five early voting locations in the country. governor o'malley extended early voting hours because of sandy. early voting kents in maryland -- centers in maryland are now open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. through friday. >>> early voting sites in the district will also be open again today. the polls are open from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. today through saturday. the d.c. board of elections says extra voting equipment has been added at all locations because long lines are expected. in person absentee voting hours have also been extended in northern virginia. for a complete list of voting locations, log on to our website, it's wusa9.com. >>> the search continues this morning for a 25-yr-old man investigators believe is re
to defuse the situation. that is not all washington is doing. let's go to cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr in washington. barbara? >> the big concern here in washington is a ground war in gaza. there is growing concern that israeli troops and tank forces might cross the border and move into gaza. that is the major escalation that the u.s. does not want to see. so, the calculation now is, what does it take to make hamas stop its rocket attacks into israel and israel feel comfortable enough with that to pull back on the air strikes and pull back on any ground forces that it is assembling near the gaza border. there has been a lot of diplomacy going on. defense secretary leon panetta traveling in asia, calling the israeli defense minister barack. secretary of state hillary clinton firing up the diplomatic phone lines calling israel, turkey and jordan. randi? >> barbara starr in washington, thank you. as you can see, cnn has every angle covered on this story. >>> much more ahead this hour. here's a look at what we have coming up. >>> on the brink of war. as fighting escalates between isr
of the dangers of going over the so-called fiscal cliff. the one washington created. it seems with the noise of the campaign behind us, washington is listening which means that after several months of harping on the dangers that you face, i'm ready to make a big switch to telling you about the opportunities that lie ahead. i'm ali velshi and this is "your money." i will not drop this issue until it is settled. then we have the debt ceiling debate. but there is life after washington induced catastrophe. frankly, it looks like a pretty good life. if all goes according to plan, 2013 could be a big turn around year for the u.s. the start of a recovery that feels real. most of it will have very little to do with washington policy though your state and federal government will have to step in to make it happen. let me explain. first, there's an energy boom under way in the united states right now. fueled by hydraulic fracturing and by more drilling for oil. natural gas is currently cheap, abundant and increasingly used not just as a fuel source direct to home and businesses, but as a source for ele
experience a severe shock. that is if leaders in washington can't come up with a budget deal. scares of automatic spending cuts and tax increases could take effect january 1st. democrats moved by president obama and congressional republicans signaled they are willing to compromise on changing tax rates and spending reductions but the negotiations are moving very, very slowly. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the president is sending his top two negotiators to talk with lawmakers today about possible spending cuts. he's also getting ready to take his fiscal cliff message on the road. he'll try to convince the american people the best way to avoid the fiscal cliff is to extend the bush era tax cuts for the middle class. >> it's too important for washington to screw this up. >> reporter: president obama is putting pressure on congressional republicans and he's enlisting middle class americans in getting the gop to take action on taxes. >> when the american people speak loudly enough, lo and behold congress listens. >
"this morning." i'm charlie rose in washington. norah o'donnell is in new york. there is a lot to talk about after president obama's first white house news conference in eight months. it covered everything from the budget crisis to libya, to the david petraeus scandal. >> the president himself said that so much has happened lately people forget the election of just a week ago. nancy cordes covered the news conference. she's at the white house. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president came to the east room of the white house hoping to push his message on the fiscal cliff and he did but he also got pressed with a number of questions about his handling of foreign policy and national security and one question in particular got a rise out of him about his u.n. ambassador, susan rice. in his first full press conference since march president obama was asked about the criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice. his likely choice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> besmerch her reputation is outrageous. >> reporter: rice has come under fire for stating that th
the washington monument there, nice and clear. a little bit chilly out there this morning but overall, could be a lot worse. it is not raining. >> not like yesterday when it was all fuzzy when we were looking out there. >> kind of nasty. pretty good today. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. clearly, we can see tucker barnes because he is here in the studio. >> you're missing the headline. it's cold. 20s off to the north and west. a cool afternoon even with bright sunshine around here for your wednesday. it is only going to get up to about 50 degrees. it will be another chilly day. there is your look at satellite- radar. show you a couple of features. we are very quiet across the mid-atlantic. the cool conditions will be locked in place for your day today. we should be in for a bright and beautiful wednesday but it will be on the cool side as mentioned with our high temperatures trending about low average here. upper 40s to about 50 later this afternoon and again, should be a dry wednesday for you. that is what you call a brief look at the forecast. i'll have more details
to polling places next tuesday. a new washington post tracking poll shows president obama with 49% support to mitt room knee's 48%. president obama will campaign in ohio today while republican challenger mitt romney will be in wisconsin. gorn nor romney was in virginia yesterday and president obama will return to northern virginia tomorrow for a campaign stop. later this morning both camps will be watching the latest jobs report. if it's the last one before the election. >>> >> changes to speed and red light camera spine fines. >> but first a man accused of a string of pipe bombings. we'll many or on that coming up when fox 5 morning news continues.  >>> there is some breaking news from northern virginia this morning. a suspect has been killed by sheriff's deputies. this happened around 4:00 this morning on tack et mill road near the staff ford county line. authorities tell us the incident began as an accident investigation. it's unclear though how it's kalated to a deadly shooting. we'll continue to follow that throughout the morning. >>> the nationwide man
headquarters in atlanta. >> i'm wolf blitzer in washington. this is cnn's special program, special coverage of america's choice 2012. we're bringing you the story behind the numbers. the demographic breakdown of the president's decisive victory and the implications for the republican party moving forward. >> we're also examining the challenges ahead for the president leading a divided nation and dealing with an immediate fiscal problem facing the country. and his victory speech, the president urged all americans to come together. he said what unites susbigger than what divides us. >> i believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggest. we're not as cynical as the pundits believe. we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. and together, with your help and god's grace, we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. thank you, america. god b
-mails they came upon david petraeus. let's stop it here and bring in suzanne -- suzanne kelly in washington, our intelligence correspondent. suzanne, a lot of ground to cover here. we have this video that has surfaced of paula broadwell, last month, speaking at the university of denver and she's speaking here as david petraeus' biographer about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. let's take a listen. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the cia an annex had taken a couple prisoner and they think the attack on the consulate was an attempt to get the prisoners back. that's still being vetted. >> where did she hear that? did it come from david petraeus and do we know if her claim was true, the cia was holding captives inside a consular annex in benghazi? >> right, ted. this raises serious issues. she clearly said in the video the information she was sharing on libya and the cia holding prisoners there hadn't been vetted. so that means she is sharing something with -- that she heard with a public audience. that's concerning because they have to ask, what is your so
centanni live in washington. tell us about this report, what is in it. >> the report on spending in the department of defense is called the department of everything, and recommends specific cuts over ten years in five main areas of concern. the report says in part, these areas are merely a starting point for reviewing pentagon spending that is unnecessary, duplicative, wasteful or simply not related to defense. we must refocus the pentagon on its true mission, fighting and winning the nation's wars. the report highlights waste in dozens of specific programs, they include research on what fish can teach us about democracy, a study of jargon used on twitter and how it differs across the country. a reality cooking show featuring grill sergeants. a so-called starship project that included a discussion involving klingons. the fact that of babies interacting with robots. and operating 254 grocery stores worldwide. jon: there also was criticism of knee newable energy projects. >> reporter: that's right. they say that is important but that the department of energy, not the pentagon ought
brennan in washington where she is learning more about the united states' role in the cease fire deal. >> good morning to you charlie, and to gayle. u.s. and israeli officials say u.s. president obama sealed the deal with benjamin netanyahu but hillary clinton delivered the cease fire by showing up the primary contact between the administration and netanyahu. over a decade they speak frequently. clinton was the first administration official to meet egypt's president, mohamed morsi, after his historic election. and now by elevating him to peace broker the u.s. is supporting a young islamist president who has struggled to consolidate control of his own country. >> did the u.s. have to make any deals or concessions to make this happen? >> peace comes with a price. morsi's help here is going to get egypt around $450 million in emergency cash. congress may release those funds in the coming weeks, according to administration source. house appropriations committee froze that money in september after the president had already pledged it. the white house is also going to
as a result. catherine herridge live in washington with more of the details for us. >> thank you, good morning. in this two page letter the ranking republican on the senate judiciary meeting is demanding a meeting no later than next wednesday into the investigation into david petraeus. given the numerous press reports on this matter including information alleged to be provided by government sources i request a detailed briefing to discuss this matter and provide concrete facts surrounding his resignation and the department apartments involve the. the letter from grassley breaks down the request into ten gat tore reese. whether the affair with his biographer was detected or missed by the fbi in their background check for the cia job as well as any illegal thoerts that showed the f.b.i. and other departments were not required to notify the president. >> it looks like koeupbgs interested in a pretty wide ranging investigation. senator grassley's question cover a very wide scope from the beginning of the investigation, throughout it up until its conclusion. it seems to me they want to get to the w
to require us to broadcast advertisements for mr. terry, who is not running for office in washington, d.c., maryland or virginia. we will be asking the fcc to reconsider its decision. >>> we have continuing coverage of the upcoming national and local elections on our website. just go to wusa9.com, then click on the campaign 2012 banner at the top of our home page. >>> dc council member mary chai is holding a here on signs from traffic cameras. dc mayor has moved to reduce fines for violators caught speeding up to 10 miles over the speed limit to $50 instead of the current $75. for those going 11-15 miles per hour over the limit, fines would drop to $125. however, those going faster than that would get $300 tickets instead of the current $250 tickets. despite today's council hearing the mayor's administrative changes to the speed camera policy do not require council approval, and they are scheduled to go into effect starting today. >>> one week after superstorm sandy devastated parts of the east coast, many are still struggling without power. they have flooded homes, gasoline shortages a
this tell you compromise is possible in washington or was that just politics? >> i think compromise is always possible in washington. you know, it's standard in any kind of negotiation, including negotiations in business between management and unions for things to go down to the 11th hour, that doesn't mean things are falling apart. it's the nature of the game, way it's played. our government has managed to get through many, many crises and despite the rhetoric and despite the hostility, we do tend to get things done eventually. it would be a lot nicer if people were more civil to one another, but the reality is the government is actually pretty effective in the long run at getting things done. i'm always an optimist on this and i think we can do it. >> we know you two disagree on a wide range of policies from taxes to the role of government. where do you find common ground? what do you agree on? austan? >> eddy and i have been friends for a long time. it's funny, we were together a few days ago and thinking about that exact subject. i thnk we have pretty broad agreement on tax refo
30 governors for the team. which is the highest level in 12 years. maybe another in washington state, so there was some bright spots, but overall, i agree. a combination of tone and message and reaching out to new and minority voters and making sure that we do a better job on the ground. >> well, gracious to come out and directly admit it, although you are right on on the governor's side. one of the wings that cornyn was referring to was the tea party and some big name tea partiers lost last night. joe walsh, josh mande ll, richard murdoch in indiana. he had a specific situation there with the comments he made on abortion, but i think the question is is the tea party still relevant? is it now become an albatross? >> erin, what the tea party and other conservatives that believe we ought to -- balance budget, i think that's pretty a mainstream idea. they helped me immensely with the victory in virginia three years ago. i think it's how we organize. how we deliver the message. we've got to be a lot more inclusive and open and energetic by expressing why these are -- we've just got to do
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